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jury rig

[′ju̇r·ē ‚rig]
(mining engineering)
Any makeshift or temporary device, rig, or piece of equipment.
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Teachers such as Allison Kreider wind up jury-rigging the connections.
Paulinus Odozor, a Nigerian priest who teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, said that Onaiyekan "helped save democracy in Nigeria" by shaming former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a Christian, into peacefully relinquishing power in 2007 rather than jury-rigging the constitution to allow himself a third term in office.
When he loses one title to a younger upstart, accusations of jury-rigging fly.